J Korean Surg Soc.  2009 Oct;77(4):279-281. 10.4174/jkss.2009.77.4.279.

Spontaneous Perforation of Pyometra Leading to Acute Abdomen

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Surgery, Gangneung Asan Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Gangneung, Korea. cibax@gnah.co.kr

Abstract

A pyometra is an accumulation of pus in the endometrial cavity mostly due to obstruction of the cervical canal. It is a rare condition, and usually affects postmenopausal women. Moreover, spontaneous rupture of the uterus is an extremely rare complication of pyometra. We present a case of spontaneous perforation of pyometra, which presented as an acute abdomen in emergency and was misdiagnosed as gastrointestinal tract perforation.

Keyword

Acute abdomen; Pyometra

MeSH Terms

Abdomen, Acute
Emergencies
Female
Gastrointestinal Tract
Humans
Pyometra
Rupture, Spontaneous
Suppuration
Uterus
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